Age 79, of Summit Township, passed away at his home September 10. 2018. He was the beloved father of Dawn Barnett, Robyn (Chester) Jenkins, Richard Van Epps III, Dennis Van Epps, Melissa Van Epps and Matthew (Laura) Van Epps, nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Janet, parents, Richard and Gladys Van Epps Sr., his brother Ralph Van Epps and sister Shirley Van Epps. He was a retired millwright at Wyman Gordon/Jackson Crankshaft. He was a avid pool player and was a devoted patron of Avenue Billiards in Jackson where he had a host of friends His extended family and many friends will miss him very much.. Mr. Van Epps has been cremated. His family will hold services at a later date.